I hate to be Captain Obvious, but come on, people. There is no way anyone can write about breakout season for the Seahawks without mentioning Seattle’s next great star, Jordyn Brooks. There are plenty of other candidates, like Cody Barton, D.J. Reed, Alton Robinson…well, you get the picture. But Brooks has star written all over him.
Not like a training camp prank, either, like when Jesse Orosco put eyeblack in Kirk Gibson’s cap and Gibby went off on an all-time rant that turned the laidback Dodgers into rabid dogs of war and won the World Series for them in March before they even played a game. ‘Member that?
Sorry for going all Michael Pena there for a minute. Okay, not sorry. The thing is, no one has to put eye black on Jordyn Brooks’ hat. As Mr. Excell pointed out -go ahead, pull his article up again, I’ll wait – Brooks got better with every game. A full camp with a clearly defined role can’t hurt, either.
Listen, we all know that on the defensive side of the ball, the Hawks are Bobby Wagner’s team. Okay, maybe even overall. But we’re on the cusp of a transition here, and Jordyn Brooks is poised to be the new big man on the VMAC. This coming All-Pro season – yep, I said it – will lay the foundation for that.
So there you have it, 12s. Three breakout players on defense to join my candidates on offense. Will all three pan out? No, of course not. If I was that good, I’d be living in Vegas and you would be paying $50 a month to gain my wisdom. Okay, I’ll never move to Vegas, and you get this for free. That’s a much better deal all around.